Vegan Cheese

Software Engineer Launches Successful Black-Owned Plant-Based Vegan Cheese Brand

Meet Dianna King, a software engineer and food connoisseur from Atlanta, Georgia, who is also the co-founder and CEO of Eat UNrestricted, one of few lines of plant-based vegan cheese products owned by an African American woman. As hundreds of thousands of people switch to plant-based diet plans, vegan cheese is occupying a large portion of […]

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BookDawg Sports

Father and Son Duo Launch First Ever Black-Owned Athletic Supply Company

Meet Oronde Booker and his 14-year-old son, Kendall, who are making history as the founders of BookDawg Sports, the first ever Black-owned athletic supply company. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the company is already taking pre-orders for its flagship product called HW101, which is a basketball made with premium microfiber composite leather that offers amazing grip and […]

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PPE

Black Woman Makes History as New Supplier of PPE to HBCUs and Government Agencies

Jennifer Barbosa, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based International Supply Partners, LLC (ISP), has partnered with OverstockGovernment.com, one of Amazon’s largest competitors, to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to the U.S. government as well as local state government agencies. She is also a supplier to various HBCUs including Hampton University, and is one of few Black-owned companies […]

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Hyatt

Black Entrepreneurs in Atlanta Credit Business Boom to Hyatt Partnership

If you listen closely you can hear it, you can see it; the step-by-step process of making mac & cheese that has been echoing through generations of Kevin Mobley’s family. ”I am the owner of Anna Bell’s Mac & Cheese. It is my great-grandmother’s recipe. I grew up cooking with her,” said Mobley. His business […]

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Horseback Riding

Black-Owned Atlanta Ranch Offers Therapy Through Horseback Riding

Black-owned ranches are becoming more and more prevalent in America’s farmland, and one Atlanta ranch is standing out from the crowd by utilizing horseback riding as a form of meditation.  Daryl Fletcher, proud owner of Stretch Out On Faith Again, or SOOFA for short, has created a space for youths as a means of therapy by riding […]

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Nourish + Bloom

First Fully Autonomous Black-Owned Grocery Store Aims to Change the Way We Shop

The Black community has had a uniquely complicated relationship with food. While we, like many cultures, use food as the perfect excuse to fellowship, we also regularly face the pitfalls of an unhealthy eating culture, food deserts, and the countless disadvantages of lacking significant ownership in the food supply chain. Thankfully, a husband and wife […]

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Mayor Bottoms Signs Agreement for City of Atlanta to Join Employment, Education and Outreach Coalition (EMPLEO)

The City of Atlanta today announced that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed an agreement for the City to join the Employment, Education, and Outreach (EMPLEO) coalition. The coalition is an initiative of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division to address the concerns of recent immigrants who are not familiar with their workplace […]

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Love Beyond Walls Launches March to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

  In light of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, the social justice advocacy organization Love Beyond Walls in partnership with the Center for Civil and Human Rights will launch the second March Against Poverty. Love Beyond Walls founder and Executive Director Terence Lester will travel on foot from Dr. King’s birth […]

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Signs Ordinance to Transfer 31 Deeds to Atlanta Public Schools

The City of Atlanta today announced that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed ordinance 18-O-1054 which transfers deeds for 31 properties to Atlanta Public Schools. Mayor Bottoms pledged to turn over the deeds during her campaign.  Within the first 30 days of her Administration, Mayor Bottoms initiated the process to begin the transfer of more […]

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Philanthropy Can Help Atlanta Become a “City too busy to hate!”

Metro Atlanta is home to the largest charitable sector in the South, and has grown and thrived on a reputation of prosperity and inclusiveness. But this belies a growing gentrification and criminalization problem that has marginalized the region’s underserved populations. National and Southern foundations and wealthy donors need to support the Metro Atlanta communities’ grassroots […]

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